15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia trip itinerary maker

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Axum
— 2 nights
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Lalibela
— 3 nights
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Gonder
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 4 nights
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Axum

— 2 nights
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Northern Stelae Field, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church, steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription, explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace, then stroll through Ezana Park, and finally contemplate the long history of King Bazen's Tomb.

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Sanaa, Yemen to Axum is an approximately 13-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Lalibela

— 3 nights
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehana Krestos Church, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, and make a trip to Church of St. George.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lalibela day trip planning website.

You can fly from Axum to Lalibela in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Gonder

— 2 nights

Camelot of Africa

A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gonder journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Gonder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Bahir Dar

— 3 nights
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Bahir Dar is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Tana, admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bahir Dar trip itinerary app.

Drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. April in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Addis Ababa

— 4 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Meskel Square, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa route site.

You can fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Bahir Dar in April, plan for little chillier days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.